Man spots deer with weird head in the backyard. He realizes it desperately needs his help

Apr 06, 2018
03:56 P.M.
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A deer was deprived of food and water for several days because of the terrible situation it had got itself into.


A local in the Colts Neck area spotted a deer in his backyard, which looked quite abnormal in the head. Upon closer inspection, he realized that it was an animal that was in the dire need of his help because it had got its head stuck in a glass globe.

According to Happiest, sighting white-tailed deer in the area was not an unusual thing for the man, but the strangeness of the animal's head got him to make a closer inspection.

The young buck had got its head stuck in a light fixture glass sphere. And because of its strange appearance, it had even been abandoned by its family.


Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA) stated in a press release that it was very common for certain species of deer to treat their members as 'outcasts' if they looked different or developed certain abnormality due to injuries.

They did this to protect themselves and not invite the predators or to disrupt the 'integrity of the herd,' the source further revealed.


Sadly, due to this the young buck had not been able to eat or drink for several days and had grown weak. So the man then quickly contacted the MCSPCA and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.

The rescuers quickly arrived on scene to help the scared and confused deer. After some effort, they managed to remove the glass sphere from its head.


They also realized that the deer was dehydrated from 4 days and was without food as well. It had also developed several scrapes over his body, which was probably due to his poor visibility.

However, even when the animal was rescued and it seemed to have been able to walk. It did not have much strength to find its herd. It could only lie on the ground, struggling to breathe.

Then a veterinary technician, Deann Bowen, entered the scene and administered fluids to the frail buck. After this, the animal was finally able to 'get a spring back' in its step.